September 27, 2007: According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation in 1920. Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record.
Fire Safety Week begins October 7, 2007. Delray Beach Fire-Rescue recognizes the importance of teaching children about fire safety. Delray Beach Fire-Rescue Public Education Specialist, Lieutenant Trisha Dunkelmann, is dedicated and determined to reach as many children as possible regarding the dangers of fire. Over the past three years Delray Beach Fire-Rescue has dedicated itself to making October Fire Safety Month. Firefighters visit local schools and teach students the importance of fire safety (see schedule below). Delray Beach Fire-Rescue is committed to educating the community about fire safety information. It is the key to avoidable injuries or death.
For more information, contact Lt. Trisha Dunkelmann at (561) 243-7456. (All events subject to change.)